Frida Farrell

Frida Farrell

actress, producer, director

Frida Farrell was born on Dec 27, 1979 in Sweden. Frida Farrell's big-screen debut came with Lust och fägring stor directed by Bo Widerberg in 1995.

Frida Farrell was the eldest of three siblings growing up in Malmö, a city with three hundred thousand inhabitants in southern Sweden. Her interest for acting awoke at the age of six when her grandmother took her to the theater to see Romeo And Juliet. Soon after, her mother enrolled her into a youth theatre group. Frida had spent nine years training ballet, but breaking her knee cap while ice-skating at age 12 sadly put a halt to any dancing career. Frida was discovered on a street corner by a French modeling agency when she was 13. At age 16, Frida moved to Paris to work as a model. Her modeling work took her all around the world: to Milan, Paris, and New York. But Frida's real passion was for acting, so at the height of her modeling career at age 22, she moved from New York City to London and soon after was accepted into the Central School of Speech and Drama, one of London's most prestigious drama schools. After finding her in a small theatre production of West End, director Johnny Williams booked Frida in a lead role for her first feature film, Tan Lines (2005), which took home an award for Best Cinematography at the 2005 New York International Film and Video Festival. Frida went on to act in three more features in London: the horror flick Venus Drowning (2006), Afterman 2 (2005), and another horror, Messages (2007), with Jeff Fahey, before deciding to take the "big step" and move to the Los Angeles. Although she did not know a single person in town, Frida managed to get a high-profile ICM agent's direct number. With nothing to lose, Frida called the ICM agent, who agreed to take a meeting. Since that day, Frida has starred as a guest in Bones (2005) on FOX, completed six feature films, and won an award for "Breakout Female Star in a Feature" at the AOFF in Hollywood for her star performance in Contract Killers (2008) with Nick Mancuso, which has won another four awards including a few "Best Pictures," one of them against Tom Hanks' film The Great Buck Howard. She has completed more than six additional feature films including Stiletto (2008) with Tom Berenger and Michael Biehn.

  • Birthday

    Dec 27, 1979
  • Place of Birth

  • Also known

    Frida Sjo, Frida Show


4 wins & 1 nominations

TMIF Awards
Winner - TMIF Impact Award
California Women's Film Festival
Best Lead Actress
Winner - Festival Award
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